PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Until further notice, all LCPC meetings will be held via a Zoom Videoconference.
If a member of public wishes to join the meeting please look at the AGENDA for the Zoom joining instructions.
There is currently a vacancy for one councillor. Please see Public Notice for more information.
The Councillors, who undertake their duties voluntarily, are supported by the Parish Clerk.
Code of Conduct
In accordance to the Localism Act 2011 ss 26 to 37, Newton Parish Council at its meeting on 9th July 2014 adopted The Suffolk Local Code of Conduct. You can view a copy of the Councillors' Register of Interests on this website or Babergh District Council's.
General Power of Competence
Newton Parish Council has adopted the GpoC at its meeting on the 10th June 2020.
Parish Council meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month starting in January. All Newton residents are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings, with a Public Forum at the start of each meeting. The Parish Council meetings are held in Newton Village Hall, start at 7.30pm and normally finish by 9.30pm.
The draft minutes of Newton Parish Council minutes are published to the newsletters and on this website within 4 weeks of the meeting being held.
Roles of Councillors
Councillors Bower and Vince are the members of the HR Committee.
Councillors Smith and Schwenk are the members of the Standards Committee.
Councillors Taylor and Vince are the council's representatives on the Newton Green Trust.
Councillor Schwenk is the council's representative on the Village Hall Management Committee.
Councillor Presland is the Suffolk Association of Local Councils representative.
Newton Neighbourhood Planning Team
Councillors Presland, Schwenk and Smith are the Council's representatives
Alston & Plampin Charity
Sue Presland, Maureen Williams and Janet Taylor are the council's nominations to form the Alston & Plampin Charity.
Contacting the Parish Clerk
The Parish Clerk can be contacted at any reasonable time during the day or evening, Monday to Friday, Bank Holidays excepted. Clerk email